I recently was on a vacation trip. I went a few hundred miles out of my way to visit the grave of my gr-gr-grandmother Mary (Webster) Buell who died in Michigan. She died in 1850 at aged 27 and only had two children; Theodore and Eleanor (who died at aged 9 months).
I had visited that cemetery in 2001 and took the top picture. It was taken with a digital camera but it was only 2 mega-pixels so it was not the best quality.
This time I took a much better digital camera that takes 20 mega-pixel pictures. That picture is the second picture and to compare I pasted the old picture on to it on the left. This new picture is so large you could make out every detail.
Both times I visited this cemetery I had to cut branches off a bush that was blocking her tombstones. You would think that there would be a tombstone for young Eleanor but there isn’t one for her. Buried next to Mary is her brother, Alonson Webster and his wife.
After Mary died, her husband, John Buell, married a widow. Then John joined the Cavalry for the Civil War and he was killed at Gettyburg, PA. That left my great-grandfather, Theodore, with no mother or father. He was sent back to NY State to live with relatives.